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Recreational shellfish harvesting and health risks: A pseudo-panel approach combining revealed and stated preference data with correction for on-site sampling

Olivier Beaumais and Gildas Appéré ()

Ecological Economics, 2010, vol. 69, issue 12, 2315-2322

Abstract: This paper assesses the value of health risks related to recreational shellfish harvesting. Combining revealed and stated preferences data from an on-site survey and using a pseudo-panel approach shows that people significantly value health risks. The combination of stated and revealed preferences data is realised through the introduction of the concept of a "hypothetical twin site". Addressing on-site sampling issues within the framework of a random-effect Poisson gamma model allows a derivation of more accurate estimates of welfare measures. Results also suggest that the demand for recreational shellfish harvesting is an inferior good.

Keywords: Count; data; model; Contingent; valuation; Recreation; on-site; sampling; Health; risks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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